GLX, NVIDIA and Ubuntu 16.04.3 issues


on my system the latest Nvidia driver is not running. Version 375 was still running, after an update to 384.81 OpenGL (GLX) doesn’t work anymore. Nvidia settings shows me “Failed to query the GLX server vendor.” Glxgears writes “Error: couldn’t get an RGB, Double-buffered visual”.

The nvidia driver is loaded, X - system works, only 3D extensions are missing.

With kind regards

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (364 KB)

Looks strange, everything is normal yet glx doesn’t work. My first guess is the driver getting confused by the Tesla. Seems like a bug to me.
Maybe try to work around it by creating a minimal xorg.conf using only the GTX760:

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nvidia"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"


I fixed the problem with another repository. I switched from the Cuda repository to graphics-drivers-ubuntu-ppa with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

then I uninstalled all packages from cuda and installed the latest driver (for me 384.90). Additional, I extracted cudatoolkit with the “cuda*.run” file. It works with 3D acceleration and Cuda.

Thanks for your help.

With kind regards